Thursday, August 15, 2013

Peter Bogdanovich, Breaking Bad

Peter Bogdanovich said he was watching Breaking Bad with a friend.

"Why can't they make movies like this?" his friend said.

"This is better than any movie," he said.

Well, yes, it is pretty good, and it wouldn't work as a movie. It is pure television.

Alfred Hitchcock, who called himself a "purist" as far as film went, failed to produce Pure Television when he made his TV show. Make use of television's unique qualities that distinguish it from other narrative forms.

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